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'''The Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color of America''', commonly known as the '''American Colonization Society''' ('''ACS'''), was a group established in 1816 by Robert Finley of New Jersey which supported the migration of free African Americans to the continent of Africa. It helped to found the colony of Liberia in 1821–22 on the coast of West Africa as a place for free-born American blacks. The ACS was founded by groups otherwise opposed to each other on the issue of slavery,[http://personal.denison.edu/~waite/liberia/history/acs.htm "The American Colonization Society".] being a coalition made up mostly of evangelicals and Quakers who supported Abolitionism in the United States|abolition of slavery, and Chesapeake slaveholders who understood that unfree labor did not constitute the economic future of the nation. They found common ground in support of so-called "repatriation". They believed blacks...
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FooterFour early organizers of the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Color of the United States.Bateman, Graham; Victoria Egan, Fiona Gold, and Philip Gardner (2000). ''Encyclopedia of World Geography''. New York: Barnes & Noble Books. pp. 161. ISBN 1-56619-291-9.[http://www.fcnl.org/issues/item.php?item_id=731&issue_id=75 "Background on conflict in Liberia"], Friends Committee on National Legislation, July 30, 2003 {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20070214051143/http://www.fcnl.org/issues/item.php?item_id=731&issue_id=75 |date=February 14, 2007 }}{{cite web|last=Dunne|first=Gerald|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20021009061618/http://supremecourthistory.org/04_library/subs_volumes/04_c16_e.html|archivedate=2002-10-09|url=http://www.supremecourthistory.org/04_library/subs_volumes/04_c16_e.html|title=Bushrod Washington and The Mount Vernon Slaves|publisher=Supreme Court Historical Society|work=1980 Yearbook|accessdate=2015-11-30}}
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gurley, ralph randolph, 1797-1872
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latrobe, john h. b. (john hazlehurst boneval), 1803-1891
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